The Essence of Thanksgiving – love God in the same spirit in which He gives to us.
What we can be most thankful for is the opportunity to serve God. Kriyananda reminds us not to measure our spiritual lives by the gifts God gives us, but by what we are willing to give to God.
The capacity for being grateful is a mark of refinement, not expressing gratitude, but feeling it. Many people express gratitude but don’t really feel it. Gratitude is the feeling of appreciation and trying to attune yourself to God, the giver. Be sensitive to His vibration.
This is a talk given by Kriyananda at Ananda Village on Thanksgiving day in 1978.